(MAX | 龙王破山剑 | 俺はガンダムだ!!!)2010-07-15 22:57:13
Next Cape rocket launch delayed 10 days
Cape Canaveral's next scheduled rocket launch has been delayed 10 days, from
July 30 to Aug. 10, the Air Force announced today.
Engineers need more time to test a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket com
ponent that will help the protective fairing around the mission's payload se
parate properly during ascent.
The mission will launch the first in a new series of military communications
satellites in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency program, or AEHF.
No launch window was immediately available for the AEHF-1 flight from Launch
Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The Air Force said the 10-day delay would not affect later Cape launches on
ULA vehicles, including a Delta IV Heavy launch targeted for Oct. 19 and ano
ther Atlas V on Nov. 17.